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English cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2019–20
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England
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Sri Lanka
Dates 7 – 31 March 2020
Captains Dimuth Karunaratne Joe Root
Test series

The England cricket team were scheduled to tour Sri Lanka in March 2020 to play two Test matches. The Test series was scheduled to form part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship. The schedule for the tour was confirmed in October 2019. In January 2020 Sri Lanka Cricket changed the venue of the second Test from the R. Premadasa Stadium to the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, due to renovation work that was being done.

However, on 13 March 2020, the two-match Test series was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both cricket boards are planning to reschedule the fixtures.

Squads

Tests
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Ahead of the tour Mark Wood was ruled out of England's squad due to left side strain and replaced by Saqib Mahmood.

Tour matches

Three-day match: Sri Lanka Board President's XI vs England

7–9 March 2020
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316 (85.3 overs)
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245 (80 overs)
Match drawn
FTZ Sports Complex, Katunayake
Umpires: Gamini Dissanayake (SL) and Ravindra Kottahachchi (SL)
Jos Buttler 79 (159)
Lahiru Samarakoon 3/63 (11.3 overs)
Ashan Priyanjan 77 (126)
Matt Parkinson 4/68 (17 overs)
320/7 (79.1 overs)
Zak Crawley 91 (99)
Kavishka Anjula 2/45 (10 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

Four-day match: Sri Lanka Board President's XI vs England

12–15 March 2020
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463 (117.4 overs)
v Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
150/3 (40 overs)
Match drawn
P Sara Oval, Colombo
Umpires: Asanga Jayasooriya (SL) and Prageeth Rambukwella (SL)
Zak Crawley 105 (145)
Prabath Jayasuriya 6/164 (37.4 overs)
Lahiru Thirimanne 88* (115)
Chris Woakes 2/11 (6 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match ended on day two following the news of the tour being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Test series

1st Test

19–23 March 2020
Scorecard
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka v Flag of England England Galle International Stadium, Galle

2nd Test

27–31 March 2020
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Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka v Flag of England England Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo

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